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Andrew Criado

Senior Attorney

Andrew joined Robinson Law after serving for ten years as a prosecutor in the Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Now that he defends both adults and juveniles facing misdemeanor and felony charges, Andrew has the unique ability to analyze these cases through a prosecutor's lens. If you or a loved one have been charged with a criminal or traffic offense in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William or Loudoun County, Mr. Criado has the background needed to build your defense and identify any issues that may face the prosecutor.

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Mr. Criado is a member of the Fairfax County Bar Association, the Alexandria Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He completed the Advanced DUI Training program in Williamsburg, VA and the Prosecutor Bootcamp at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC.

Andrew has handled offenses by adults and juveniles ranging from DUI/DWI, reckless driving, larceny & fraud, assault, embezzlement, malicious wounding, robbery, and murder. He has tried over 30 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Andrew knows how to guide clients through the complexities of the criminal justice system, from investigation to trial and appeal. He has earned a reputation as a keen legal mind and an unflappable courtroom advocate.

Education

J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2008

B.A., Penn State University, 2004

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Virginia, 2008
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Virginia State Bar
Member Since: 2008

Supreme Court of the United States
Member Since: 2014

Legal Associations
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Federalist Society
Awards
  • Ten Year Public Service AwardCity of Alexandria 2018
  • Legal Writing MentorAlexandria Commonwealth's Attorney 2017
Client Reviews
★★★★★
Very excellent firm, I would definitely recommend their services to ANYONE looking to hire great representation in the Northern Virginia area. Mr. Crowley was GREAT! He was firm, always easy to reach and did not give in until he was satisfied with the decision. My son was charged with felony robbery and mob assault, which is now simple assault. This was my first time hiring an attorney and I have No regrets. If you are looking for excellent representation here you are. Tynesha B.
★★★★★
Informative, responsive and helpful in handling a traffic case and getting fines reduced. The rates for retaining representation were very reasonable too. I highly recommend using their services! Leslie F.
★★★★★
We cannot thank Mr. Crowley enough for his efforts! He is honest, diligent and very knowledgeable. Being local and easily accessible was a huge plus. Highly recommended and well respected too! John H.
★★★★★
Quick response not only to my initial questions, but also in the follow up to my case. Ms. Ralls and her team were excellent to work with. Thank you! Susan
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Very excellent firm, I would recommend anyone in the Northern Virginia area to obtain their services. Ben really helped me in hard times through my case and represented me the whole time time. He was very easy to get in touch with and diligent in his work. Now I finally have my life back and can move on to a better future. Thanks again for everything true life savers. Herbo T.